Bojan Gorišek - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (2017) 2CDs
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Classical, Minimalism | Label: Factory of Sounds | # FOS 2205057 | Time: 02:03:10
This recording by Bojan Gorišek finds the Slovenian pianist exploring the piano etudes by the contemporary American composer Philip Glass. Glass was receiving grants and commissions both in the U.S. and internationally. Pieces like "Satyagrahe", "Koyaanisqatsi" and the Violin Concerto found Glass writing on an orchestral scale; he also wrote for more traditional chamber ensembles. By the 1990's, Philip Glass had become a new kind of musical institution. The twenty piano etudes heard in this recording were begun in 1993, commissioned by the pianist Dennis Russell Davies. In these pieces, Glass departs from the "minimalist" style, incorporating a high degree of emotional expressiveness. The pianist Bojan Gorišek was born in 1962. He is especially well-regarded for his interpretations of the complete piano works of Erik Satie. As in these Glass performances, Gorišek concentrates on 20th and 21st-century compositions, with a special interest in new Slovenian works.